I love the name Rosalind and it's on my list for dd2. But I hate the shortened Roz. Do you think it's inevitable that she would become Roz? Is it ever possible to encourage a less obvious nickname (like Rosie maybe) and have it stick?
My Rosalind is a Roz I'm afraid which I tried to steer her against as I didn't like it either at first. We always used the nn Rosie but once she was in high school Roz became more common, luckily it's grown on me now!
I don't think it's inevitable. It's up to you to set the parameters of what is acceptable. I know a Victoria who point blank refuses to ever be a Vicky. She is Victoria. Not in a snooty way, she is lovely - she is just not and won't ever be a Vicky.
I know a Rosalind and she is always Rosie, never heard anyone try to call her Roz.
Roz feels like the nickname of an older person; I can't see people calling a little one Roz. Similarly, I can imagine people calling a little Susannah Susie or Annie, but not Suze as it feels too grown-up/mum namey, if that makes sense.